Established in 1925, Croda is the name behind high performance ingredients and technologies: creating, making and selling speciality chemicals that are relied on by industries and consumers everywhere.
They have a network of over 4,200 passionate and committed employees, working together as one global team across manufacturing sites and offices in 36 countries. Croda Personal Care is dedicated to working with its customers to meet evolving consumer needs, whilst maintaining its commitment to sustainability and social responsibility through initiatives that include the use of certified sustainable palm oil and other renewable raw materials.
The company’s expertise in formulation development, claims substantiation, market analysis and regulatory support provides customers immediate access to essential services for successful product development. As a global business, Croda Personal Care offers a wide and diverse product portfolio including a full line of natural, botanical ingredients from its Crodarom division and a full range of skin and hair care actives from its Sederma division.
Find inspiration and practical solutions for meeting consumer needs with Croda’s latest selection of ingredient launches:
Prolevis™ - a high molecular weight protein with exceptional film forming capabilities that envelops the skin, instantly smoothing visible surface wrinkles and imperfections. Able to deliver a range of functional anti-ageing claims, it offers consumer perceivable skin smoothing, tightening and firming making it ideal for various anti-ageing skin care applications.
Cithrol™ 10GTIS – a highly effective and mild surfactant that allows the formulation of clear facial cleansers comprising oil and water in a microemulsion, maintaining the perfect hydro-lipophilic balance required for this type of high performance system. These cleansers enable the oils to cleanse the skin and be rinsed away with warm water leaving skin looking clean and feeling soft with no oily residue. New data shows it is more effective than a surfactant cleanser.
OleoCraft™ Polymers – a range of oil structuring polymers that create impressive films on the skin, lips and eyelashes, providing water and wear resistance in colour cosmetics and sun care applications. These low colour and low odour high performance thermoplastic solids are proven to form clear, thermos-reversible gels. OleoCraft polymers can be used to create novel formats, from eye-catching clear sticks and balms to sprayable gels and emulsions with real consumer benefits
Volarest™ FL – a truly unique polymer designed to enhance the consumer’s experience of your brand. Volarest FL delivers controlled, targeted delivery from sprayable emulsions, novel textures that excite the user and the weightless suspensions of emollients and beads in low viscosity fluids. Create novel, elegant and visually appealing cosmetics with Volarest FL.
DuraQuench™ IQ SA – an innovative approach to effective moisturisation for the skin and scalp. DuraQuench IQ SA helps to reinforce the skin’s natural barrier and deliver up to 72 hours of visible moisturisation and is also effective for wash-off systems, where it provides additional sensorial benefits. New data shows it can also deliver effective scalp moisturisation and hair conditioning benefits.
Crodazoquat™ MCC – a hybrid conditioning technology that enables multicultural conditioning on a broad range of hair types, improving the appearance, fell and manageability of hair regardless of ethnic origin. Especially effective on damaged hair and having broad global regularity acceptance, it is the perfect choice for your conditioner, whether your target market is Asia, Europe, Latin America, the US or the world.
Crodabond™ CSA – the consumer’s secret weapon for achieving smooth, long-lasting healthy hair. Specifically engineered to seal down hair cuticles that have been damaged through treatments including colouring, bleaching, perming and chemical straightening. Repair and prevent future hair damage.
Kerestore™ 2.0 – the next generation of biomimetic keratin. Developed using the latest advances in proteomics and proven to offer targeted repair to the most damaged areas of the hair’s surface, the amino acid sequences of the peptides in Kerestore 2.0 exactly match those in keratin proteins found in human hair. New data also demonstrates that it can greatly improve the sensory properties of the hair whilst wet without impacting the final dry appearance or feel of the hair.
Keravis™ PE – a multifaceted protein based complex which acts on all of the three fundamental parameters of hair strength – tensile properties, bending modulus and cuticle abrasion. Its unique chemical composition enables it to penetrate the hair cuticle, building strength from within whilst providing film forming effects to reinforce, lubricate and protect the surface of the hair.
Keradyn™ HH – a patented conditioning agent designed to increase the movement of damaged hair, enhancing fibre alignment and reducing friction between hair strands. Compatible with commonly used quats, with no build up on the hair and suitable for use in shampoos, conditioners, serum, spritz and styling products. New data also substantiates claims that not only does it restore healthy dynamics to damaged hair, it also imparts great conditioning effects.
Be Skinspired – our formulation campaign that showcases our formulation experience bringing to life a selection of innovative, inspired and on-trend formulations that have been developed by Croda, Sederma and Crodarom to illustrate our combined total formulation package expertise. These truly inspired skin care formulations contain novel Croda ingredients, natural botanical ingredients from Crodarom and ingredients from Sederma’s range of skin care actives. Combining these essential building blocks is a winning formula for the creation of the perfect total formulation package designed to inspire and meet even the most discerning demands of consumers.
Sensification™ - the science behind sensory innovation, an easy-to-use system that allows formulators and marketers to navigate the complex landscape of sensory descriptors in a clear and defined way. We have combined our expertise in the science behind sensory with consumer based language to deliver an exciting toolkit designed to help you create your next sensory driven formulation.
Sustainable Palm – addressing the social and environmental issues associated with Palm Oil (PO) and Palm Kernal Oil (PKO) is a priority for Croda and we are now leading the way in supporting the physical supply chain by moving to RSPOs Mass Balance model. This important progressive step is creating momentum towards segregated sustainable PO and PKO derivatives.
Biotechnology: Sustainable by Design – with state of the art lab to commercial scale manufacturing, Croda is your perfect partner in developing natural, renewable ingredients, no matter what stage you are at in you development process.